Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Rooney celebrates with striker-partner Radamel Falcao after the pair combine to put United ahead

Manchester United vs Newcastle match report: Brilliant Wayne Rooney scores twice to fire up United's unlikely title challenge

Manchester United Newcastle: Rooney's double got the ball rolling for United before he set-up Robin van Persie for a thrid

Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong

Manchester United vs Newcastle programme notes: Adam Armstrong handed first Premier League start against 'improving' United

Louis van Gaal believes his side are continually improving but face an unknown quantity in 17-year-old striker Armstrong

Chelsea's Eden Hazard is fouled by Phil Bardsley of Stoke

Stoke 0 Chelsea 2: Jose Mourinho reserves special praise for Eden Hazard after victory

Mourinho said it was a 'clean game' other than Bardsley's reckless tackle

As ever, Arsène Wenger seems strangely reluctant to tackle the glaring problems at Arsenal
Chelsea players celebrate John Terry's goal
Roy Hodgson leads his England players over to the fans at the World Cup

England manager Roy Hodgson reveals World Cup reception had 'a major effect' on his life as he picks his moment of 2014

Hodgson admits the reception England got in Belo Horizonte when they had been eliminated from the World Cup 'revived my faith in the average man's appreciation of football'

Martin Skrtel (right) wheels away in celebration

Liverpool 2 Arsenal 2: Arsene Wenger admits his side were scarred by 'bad memories' of last season's 5-1 thrashing

Defender Skrtel headed home in the 97th-minute to secure draw

Martin Skrtel heads in the dramatic equaliser

Liverpool vs Arsenal: 'Arsene Wenger puts the long-term welfare of his club ahead of short-term pressures,' says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager also described opposite number as 'iconic'

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